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FAQ:

Petting Zoo

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How do I pay for my in-person petting zoo?

Booking is simple, we'll help you through every step: Submit the details of your event, confirm your date and details over the phone, and then pay using any major credit card. We take payment in full to finalize your booking and will walk through all of the details before taking payment.
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What are your in-person petting zoo offerings for libraries?

Our Interactive Storytime Program events are perfect for libraries looking to provide fun, engaging and educational content for their guests. We offer several different packages to accommodate all your needs from storytime presenters, crowd management, and even commemorative bookmark tickets.
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What are your in-person petting zoo offerings for schools?

In 30 minute programs, we bring your science and biology curriculum to life! Our classroom and after school programs were designed by a certified teacher. We offer three different curriculums aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) focused on the age of your students.
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Where are you located?

We provide traveling event-based services, we don't have a storefront/physical location that can be visited. We travel to and set up at your location of choice in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area.
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What makes Tiny Tails to You in-person petting zoos different?

We have a unique, organized, and safe setup where children sit comfortably on one of our stools with a mat on their lap. Guests get to hold and snuggle our animals in a calm and controlled environment where the focus is on the safety of the animals.
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Can I tip the petting zoo staff member?

You sure can! They would really appreciate it. We split any tip amounts among all the staff members that worked your event. At the end of your event you will be handed a quick digital feedback survey from our staff, you can include a tip amount in that survey and we will invoice you after the event.
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What are your upgrade options for in-person events?

We have some great ways to upgrade your event! Add extra animals, a glitter tattoo artist, a canopy and more to your event.
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Can we take pictures?

Yes! We love to see people enjoying our animals. Be sure to tag us: @TinyTailsToYou #tinytailstoyou
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What time do you arrive / depart?

We arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than our start time, to setup and be ready for you and your guests. Your experience runs for the entire duration of time that you have ordered. Once your time is complete, we pack up quickly and leave no trace behind.
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Where can we set up the petting zoo?

We can accommodate almost anywhere! Indoor events are setup with a clean floor covering (we leave no trace behind). Outside events do require shade. The shade from a large tree works well. If shade cannot be provided, we offer a shade canopy upgrade for $50.
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What time should we schedule our in-person petting zoo experience?

We recommend you schedule our start time for after most of your guests have arrived and your event is in full swing! For small parties and events not requesting us for the entire duration of the event, having us start 15-30 minutes after the start of your event works perfectly.
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Is Tiny Tails to You insured?

Yes, we have $2 million worth of General Liability Insurance, Occupational Hazard Insurance and are licensed by the US Department of Agriculture. This license means our animals are certified as healthy and happy by a licensed government inspector.
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What if we need to cancel our in-person petting zoo?

If something comes up, no problem! We can reschedule your event up to 48 hours before the event. Rescheduling within 48 hours must be processed as a cancellation. If you cancel your experience before the day of your event, we will refund you 50% of your total paid amount.
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What if the weather's bad on the day of our outdoor event?

We can do your event rain or shine! We will need to bring the event indoors (unless accommodations below are provided) if it begins raining or the temperature at the event location goes below 55℉ or above 100℉ (according to weather.com) and we recommend moving indoors in over 90 degree temperatures.
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What types of events can your petting zoo do?

Our animals are perfect for any occasion! From birthday parties to office parties, pet therapy events, school programs, and even just post-brunch relaxing, we customize our services to fit any event.
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How far do you travel?

We serve the Central Texas area. We put the "travel" in traveling petting zoo! Since we are mobile we don't have a storefront/physical location that can be visited.
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Are there any additional fees?

There are no additional fees. For in-person events you can choose to upgrade your experience, add additional animals or services like glitter tattoos. You can also choose to add a canopy for $50 (shade is mandatory for our animals).
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How much does an experience cost?

Visit our pricing page to see pricing and book today!
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How do I convince my spouse to have a Tiny Tails to You petting zoo for our in-person party?

We know that sometimes it takes a little convincing to have animals in your backyard or living room! If showing your partner cute pictures of bunnies and hedgehogs and baby chicks still isn’t doing the trick, send him or her some of our great reviews from Yelp!
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What kinds of animals do you have?

All of our animals are snuggly, lap-sized animals! We have bunnies, hedgehogs, chicks, blue-tongued skinks, chinchillas, tortoises, guinea pigs, miniature chickens, and bearded dragons.
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How are petting zoos run?

We provide everything for safe, organized, and fun experiences! Staff members stay with you at all times to help with the proper handling of the animals and to answer any questions you may have.
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Our Animals

Our animals are a zany and fun bunch of guys and gals. Get to know some of our wild hedgehogs, playful bunnies, ridiculous miniature chickens, and goofy guinea pigs!
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Meet our friends

Our animals are a zany and fun bunch of guys and gals. Get to know some of our wild hedgehogs, playful bunnies, ridiculous miniature chickens, and goofy guinea pigs!
Our Animals
Irwin
Irwin
CRIKEY!
Origin
Australia
Favorite food
Animal conservation
Birthday
Jun 4
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Mary Poopins
Mary Poopins
OMG, How does my floof look?
Origin
Asia
Favorite food
Mirrors and beauty
Birthday
Jun 18
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Chikadee
Chikadee
Tweet me!
Origin
An egg
Favorite food
Pranks and silliness
Birthday
May 22
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Butters
Butters
Anything’s a toy if you play with it!
Origin
South America
Favorite food
Everything and everyone
Birthday
Aug 25
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Virtual petting zoo on a laptop
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Virtual hangouts

Our virtual hangouts are engaging and interactive. We love sharing playtime with our animals! Hangouts are easy to setup, and fun to share with your friends and family.
Our Hangouts
Illustration of a hedgehog

Local delivery

We love socializing our animals with friends! Leave the work to us. We make it easy to schedule and get to meet some animals! Our in-person events are exclusive to Central Texas.
Petting Zoos
Two tiny tails to you staff members

Animal time!

Let the fun begin! Booking is quick and easy. Share the tiny wonder and joy of our animal experiences with friends, coworkers, and family.
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